Hanoi: Three foreigners and one Vietnamese
were killed in an explosion of fireworks being prepared for
Hanoi`s millennium celebrations, official sources said on Wednesday.
Two sources, who asked not to be further identified, separately confirmed the deaths to a news agency. Vietnamese media also
reported the deaths.
Vietnam Net online news service quoted Nguyen DucNhanh, director of the Hanoi police, as saying four pe ople
were killed when two containers of fireworks "burned".
Three other people were injured, he was quoted as saying. "The reason for the fire is due to mistakes in the
transportation process," Nhanh said.